I’m Stephanie Violet. As a four-time cancer survivor, finding alternative solutions that support bodily wellness (minus all of the unnecessary toxins and additives!) was a natural path for me.
After over a decade of scans, treatments and surgeries, my body needed a break. I have one lung, one leg, a messed up digestive system and asthma, so my needs are real, but I wanted more than what my doctors were offering.
I was interested in using essential oils for my health, but was unsure of HOW to use them, and where to buy oils that weren’t loaded with junk. I became involved with a local do-it-yourself bath & body product studio and fell in love with handmade products, essential oils and natural remedies, but was still unsure of where to get E.O.s that were “good enough” for me and my two small boys. I wanted to make essential oils and natural products my “thing,” but didn’t know where to start. I’m a skeptic at heart, so (naturally) when my friend Jen introduced me to Young Living, I wrote it off and decided to buy some oils from her just to prove her wrong!
Well… here we are. Not only did I fall in love with Young Living’s oils, but now I’ve made it my goal to share them with as many people as I can. Safety, education, advocation and the proper usage of essential oils are my jam. Not only do I use the use oils EVERY DAMN DAY, but the oils have given me a job that I’m in love with. I wake up (well rested) everyday and can’t wait to help other people with their oils. Young Living is where its at, y’all!
My Favorite Oil
Just one?! That’s tough.
I know it’s majorly cliche, but… Lavender is my homegirl.
I use lavender (topically and aromatically) at least three times every day. My boys use it at nap and nighttime in their diffusers. My Mom uses it. People even use it on their dogs! It really is the jack of all trades and is the one oil I’d bring with me (if I had to pick!) on a deserted island.
“But EVERYBODY has lavender! I can get lavender at Whole Foods!”
Trust me, there’s a difference, dude. #YLlavenderFTW
First Oil Success
One of the surgeries that I’ve had over the course of my life was called the Whipple Procedure, which basically means that they cut me open, cut things out and sewed me back together. How, I don’t know, but I am alive and my guts function, so I’m super thankful!
With that being said, since my surgery, I often get upset stomachs and severe pain and pressure in my upper stomach after eating certain foods. Sometimes I also get super nauseated. No good.
In the past, I would always munch on one or two of those chalky, minty tablets in order to get relief and even wasn’t enough sometimes. I hated that every time my stomach hurt, I’d have to ingest talc, mineral oil and aluminum, but that was all that worked.
Enter Young Living peppermint essential oil.
All I have to do is swipe the top of the bottle (or apply a “half drop” to my finger) and suck the oil off, then swish with a big sip of water and BAM.
It might make me burp like man, but boy oh boy, does it work. Even my husband was surprised when he saw how fast it worked for me.
I am so thankful to cut the unnecessary fillers and toxins out of my life, one chalky tablet at a time.
Thanks, Young Living!
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